Seeking Sacred Sunni Knowledge

A Response to the Tantawi Cult : The Many Books of Classical Sunni Tafsir that Mention The Covering of the Face


Recently the deceptive and sly enemy of our Ummah, “Shaykh Al-Azhar” Tantawi claimed that “The niqab is a tradition and has nothing to do with Islam.” He further banned the niqab in the noble Azhar, following the whims of the shayatin and taghut within the Egyptian government, may Allah guide them all Amin!

I tried to forward 4 possible reasons why he made this horrible blunder. The first possible reason for his stance that I gave was,

That he is truly ignorant of this matter. If such is the case, it only shows the lack of knowledge held by him and his immense ignorance! It shows he has not picked up a single major work of tafsir, and has in fact abandoned the works of traditional fiqh as well!

In a comment someone challenged me on this point saying:

Dear Abul Layth,

Assalamu’alaikum. How sure are you regarding the option that you wrote assuming that Tantawi have not held a book of tafsir in his life? Are you aware of the fact that he has written a 7000 long tafsir on the Qur’an which took him over 10 years to complete? What book…or article of tafsir have you written my friend?

If it is true that Tantawi wrote a “7000 [page] long tafsir” while still claiming that the Niqab has nothing to do with Islamic law, then one could say that this claim of mine must be null. For certainly this “master of Islam”,”doctor of the law”, “Shaykh of Al-Azhar”, Jurisconsult appointed by the idiot and human rights abuser Hosni Mubarak must certainly know more than the insignificant Abul-Layth!


Take Your Adornment at Every Masjid

Two days ago I was making Salah in the masjid in shorts that were long enough to reach my shins. I wear these shorts for ease and comfort in Salah, as well as the many pockets provided to hold my wallet, keys, phone, Layth’s toys … etc.

An egyptian elder later came up to me and told me that I shouldn’t wear shorts in the masjid. He quoted the following aayah as proof:

يَا بَنِي آدَمَ خُذُواْ زِينَتَكُمْ عِندَ كُلِّ مَسْجِدٍ وكُلُواْ وَاشْرَبُواْ وَلاَ تُسْرِفُواْ إِنَّهُ لاَ يُحِبُّ الْمُسْرِفِينَ

Translated as:

“O children of Adam, take your adornment at every masjid, and eat and drink, but be not excessive. Indeed, He likes not those who commit excess.”


Were there originally 200 verses in Surat Al-Ahzab?

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The enemies of Islam, primarily those who attempt in vain to attack the authenticity of the Qur’an on the internet and elsewhere, consistently argue that the Qur’an has been changed drastically after the passing of the Prophet Muhammad (‘alayhis salaam). One of the “evidences” they forward for their claim is the report from our mother ‘Aa’ishah (radhiya Allahu ‘anha) that goes:

[Abu Ubaid] said, Ibn Abi Maryam narrated to us from Ibn Lahi’ah from Abil Aswad from ‘Urwah ibn Az-Zubayr from ‘A’ishah that she said, “We used to recite Surat Al-Ahzab with 200 verses during the lifetime of the Nabi (‘alayhis Salam). Then when ‘Uthman  transcribed the manuscripts of the Qur’an (masaahif) he was unable to find [all of the verses] except those [verses] as it currently is today.”

This hadith is weak due to (Abdullah) Ibn Lahi’ah. We have already written a research paper regarding his weakness here. So do not be deceived by the usage of this narrative. Even if we say this is authentic, this would could simply mean that the remaining unfounded verses were abrogated and thus the companions unanimously decided to leave them out of their masahif, as well as memories.

Alien Life in the Qur'an


Recently I stumbled upon a video in which it was argued that there is proof from the Qur’an that alien life exists. He based his claim on a particular aayah. The aayah is

وَمِنْ آيَاتِهِ خَلْقُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَمَا بَثَّ فِيهِمَا مِن دَابَّةٍ وَهُوَ عَلَى جَمْعِهِمْ إِذَا يَشَاءُ قَدِيرٌ

“And among His Signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the living creatures that He has scattered through them: and He has power to gather them together when He wills.” [42:29]

This aayah, I will argue, is proof of alien life in the Qur’an.


The Inimitable Qur'

This is a very beneficial site that I am adding to the site links as well as sharing with those interested:

He argues well that the Qur’an is divinely revealed, a miraculous linguistic work, and is soon to have a “refutations” section.

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